Thursday, September 6, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti 1935-2007

I'm sorry to inform all of you that the inevitable has occurred.
Within the span of about two months we have lost two of the greatest operatic icons of all time.
Cause of death: pancreatic cancer and failed kidneys
reaction from the desk of Score Desk: devastation

We have lost possibly the greatest tenor of all time. He died in his home in Modena, Italy, surrounded by his family and friends, at the age of 71. I can't find myself able to say anything more. I'm just heartbroken by the death that occurred this morning and by the deaths in July.

New York Times Obituary:
Anthony Thommasini's tribute:
Metropolitan Opera Press Release:
Tributes on Opera Chic (including statements from many of Pavarotti's colleagues):

It's a terrible day in operatic history.

Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007)

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